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Stories from Monday, March 24, 2003

Cape airport faces shortage of tower staff because of low wages (03/24/03)
A constant shortage of air traffic controllers at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has city officials scrambling to find more money to boost pay and keep the tower from closing. The tower reduced operating hours a week ago to cope with the problem. Meanwhile, airport manager Bruce Loy has lobbied state and federal lawmakers for added funding in an effort to keep the tower open...
Senior center in Jackson offers more than meals (03/24/03)
News: The Jackson Senior Center now has a sign marking the center's new site located on Travelers Way (off East Main Street, Jackson). Activities: Upcoming activities include an Easter egg hunt April 17 and a trip to the Charleston Azalea Festival on April 24. Call the center at 243-4241 for more information. Other upcoming activities include the center's annual Meals on Wheels Walk-A-Thon at 9 a.m. May 16 at the center...
Community briefs 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
Red Lobster part of donation drive for troops Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau collected toiletries and snacks for U.S. troops stationed overseas on March 6. Seven cases of supplies were packed up and mailed on March 12. Operation Red Lobster USA was originally the idea of Debra Ubamadu, an executive assistant with the company's Dallas Division. The Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau is part of the Chicago division and was the only restaurant in its division to participate...
Community Q&A 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
  • Name: Linda Eyler Essner Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: I have a wonderful husband, two kids, two grandkids, three brothers and parents who have been married 57 years. Job: Realtor for Century 21 Key Realty on Kingshighway...
  • Military news 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Jackson grad finishes advanced training Army National Guard Pfc. Blake A. Ackman, son of David M. and Janet M. Ackman of Jackson, has graduated from the light-wheel vehicle mechanic advanced individual training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Ackman graduated from Jackson High School in 2000...
    Community cuisine 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry Friday A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Dexter, Mo. Salvation Army serving meals this week The Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau will hold Meals with Friends this week. Serving time is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today through Friday. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal at no cost. Menus are:...
    Work under way on Scott City's delayed water plant (03/24/03)
    Scott City's pursuit of a reliable water treatment system approved by voters in a 2000 bond issue has been dogged by lengthy delays and a $750,000 cost miscalculation. The two shallow wells that will double the city's treatment capacity were dug last August, and ground was broken on the plant in January. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be online by January 2004 or earlier...
    Crowd at Cape mall prays for U.S. troops (03/24/03)
    MICHAEL MACOR * San Francisco Chronicle A U.S. Marine was carried on stretcher to a waiting ambulance after sustaining injuries in an Iraqi attack, Sunday. Several Marines were injured when their armored personnel carrier was hit by an Iraqi rocket-propelled grenade outside the city of Nasiriyah.By Callie Clark ~ Southeast Missourian...
    House freshmen learning the ropes (03/24/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Rookie lawmakers members from Southeast Missouri knew that the reality of life in the Capitol would differ from the perceptions of the job they held last year on the campaign trail. For most of them, the biggest surprise was exactly how hard the job is...
    Law prompts more people to register as sex offenders (03/24/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Authorities said more people are registering as sex offenders because a new state law eliminates a loophole in the old one. The Greene County sex offender list alone has grown from 495 names in February 2002 to 670 this week, the Sheriff's Department said...
    Sheep stabbed with pitchfork (03/24/03)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two sheep were brutally beaten and stabbed with a pitchfork in a high school's agriculture classroom, authorities said. One sheep died, the other was severely hurt. Two men were arrested, but the motive for the attack remained unknown, said Sgt. Lou Fatur of the Sacramento County sheriff's office...
    Most employers want to know applicant's ideals (03/24/03)
    Your resume got you in the door, and now it's time for the interview. What are they going to ask? Chances are, the tried and true "Tell me about yourself," isn't likely to be the first query from a potential employer, according to a survey of more than 2,000 recruiters by ResumeDoctor.com, a Vermont-based consulting service...
    Soldier charged in killing hangs self (03/24/03)
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- An Army Special Forces soldier charged with killing his wife after returning from Afghanistan nine months ago hanged himself in a jail cell Sunday, officials said. Master Sgt. William Wright was one of four soldiers at Fort Bragg suspected of killing their spouses in a six-week stretch last summer. The deadly spree forced the Army to re-evaluate how it provided support for soldiers with strained marriages and those readjusting after combat service...
    Military interviewing Iraqi POWs to try and find chemical sites (03/24/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is moving quickly to interrogate more than 2,000 Iraqi POWs -- including two generals -- for information about the location of chemical and biological weapons. But so far, no tips have led U.S. forces to uncover any of Saddam Hussein's deadliest weapons...
    Bush demands humane treatment for any U.S. prisoners of war in (03/24/03)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush demanded Sunday that American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely, warning that Iraqis who do otherwise will be punished as war criminals. Bush attended church at Camp David with his wife, Laura, where he prayed for comfort for those killed...
    People talk 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Host wants to send message to Dixie Chicks GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Talk radio host Mike Gallagher is proposing an alternative concert to a May 1 show by the Dixie Chicks, under fire for lead singer Natalie Maines' criticism of President Bush. There's just one small problem: Gallagher doesn't have an act, though he said he's talking with some well-known country acts...
    Troops build up northern front in Iraq (03/24/03)
    SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq -- The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties...
    N. Korea - U.S. force isn't option in nuclear standoff (03/24/03)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea, watching the war in Iraq, warned on Sunday that force will not solve its nuclear standoff with the United States. Pyongyang accuses Washington of planning to attack the communist country, and fears it may be next after Iraq. Dozens of U.S. and South Korean tanks engaged in a simulated battle Sunday near the inter-Korean border...
    Officials - U.S. missile battery shot down British fighter jet (03/24/03)
    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Coalition forces suffered their first confirmed "friendly fire" deaths of the Iraq war Sunday, when a U.S. Patriot missile battery downed a British fighter jet near the Iraqi-Kuwait border, killing the two fliers on board...
    Allies run into setbacks (03/24/03)
    Iraq used ambushes and even fake surrenders to kill and capture U.S. troops Sunday, inflicting the first significant casualties on the allied forces driving toward Baghdad. U.S. war leaders declared the invasion on target despite the bloody setbacks...
    Iraqi television airs footage of captured American troops (03/24/03)
    DOHA, Qatar -- Looking by turns frightened or stoical, five captured U.S. soldiers were thrust in front of an Iraqi TV microphone and peppered with questions Sunday. The footage also showed at least four bodies. U.S. officials confirmed that 12 soldiers were missing after Iraqi forces ambushed an army supply convoy around An Nasiriyah, a major crossing point over the Euphrates northwest of Basra...
    Fierce fighting at An Nasiriyah as allied advance continues (03/24/03)
    AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- U.S.-led forces suffered their worst casualties of the war Sunday in two bloody battles near An Nasiriyah that raged for hours before Iraqi resistance was vanquished. Marines said they would move around the city rather than march through it on the road to Baghdad...
    Golf season previews (03/24/03)
    CENTRAL TIGERS Coach: Dick Wadlington Last year: 8-8 duals Returning lettermen: Paul York, sr., Todd Obergoenner, jr; Ty Gramling, jr.; Tyson Seabaugh, jr; Cory Marchbanks, jr., Matt Welker,jr. Newcomer: Blake Driskell, fr...
    Track season previews (03/24/03)
    CENTRAL TIGERS Coaches: Lawrence Brookins, head coach; Lori Meyer, Mike Conner, Bobby Haggerty, Chris Moore, assistant coaches Last year: Girls won SEMO Conference and Class 4 district meet. Boys returning lettermen: Jeremiah Dukes (jumps); Trever Duncan (distance); Ray Fambro (relays); Anthony Harris (jumps); Monroe Hicks (sprints); Will Johnson (sprints); Brandon Twiggs (sprints); Calen Wills (sprints)...
    Busch defends Food City 500 title (03/24/03)
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kurt Busch didn't need any bumping, banging or late-race dramatics. Good clean racing and a little luck was all it took to get him back into Bristol's winner's circle. Busch, a runner-up three times this season, earned his first win of the year Sunday and defended his Food City 500 title by gambling on pit strategy and avoiding all but one of the 17 cautions at Bristol Motor Speedway...
    Ailing Tiger breezes in Bay Hill (03/24/03)
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods split the middle of the fairway with a 3-wood, then ducked outside the ropes and dropped to his knees, his stomach heaving from a nasty bout of food poisoning. He never had it so difficult, nor has he ever made winning look so easy...
    Stars upend Blues, clinch Pacific crown (03/24/03)
    The Associated Press DALLAS -- Brenden Morrow scored a pair of first-period goals and Marty Turco had to make only 12 saves in his return from an 18-game absence as the Dallas Stars wrapped up the Pacific Division title with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night...
    Butler adds another upset to script (03/24/03)
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A team of blue-collar kids with crew cuts from a tiny Indiana school beat a powerhouse in the big tournament. Sound vaguely familiar? Darnell Archey's brilliant shooting and Brandon Miller's deft ball-handling Sunday swept 12th-seeded Butler into the round of 16 for the first time with a 79-71 stunner over Rick Pitino and Louisville in the East Regional...
    Tests show Marrero has acid indigestion (03/24/03)
    JUPITER, Fla. -- The Cardinals' Eli Marrero has acid indigestion. "He went through a whole battery of tests last week in St. Louis," Cardinals physician Dr. George Paletta said Sunday. "Nothing else showed up. Now, it's a matter of finding the medication where he starts feeling better. After that, it becomes a baseball decision when he can play. There should be no medical reason why he can't."...
    Johnson, Paulding face big decisions (03/24/03)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Arthur Johnson and Rickey Paulding had said they would be back for their senior seasons at Missouri. But after the Tigers were eliminated by Marquette in the second round of the NCAA tournament, they didn't sound so sure. "We're going to address that when we get back to Columbia," Paulding said after scoring a career-high 36 points in Missouri's 101-92 overtime loss Saturday. "Right now, I'm just thinking about the game, not thinking about that."...
    Even in tough times, sports has always been there (03/24/03)
    Get some quarters ready and step into the wayback machine. I mean a whole roll of quarters, because we're going way back. In the 1930s people clung to their radios and books, and they went to "the show" to keep their minds off of their financial struggles...
    Dodd brothers roll into new venture (03/24/03)
    What can you say? These guys love wheels. I'm talking about brothers John and Tim Dodd. People who remember their well-respected father will know what I mean when I say it's in their blood. The late Jim Dodd was known for his love of motorcycles, which he clearly passed along to his sons...
    'Chicago' wins Academy Award for best picture (03/24/03)
    The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The razzle-dazzle musical satire "Chicago" won the Academy Award as best picture Sunday, while top acting honors struck a more somber note: Adrien Brody as a Holocaust survivor in "The Pianist" and Nicole Kidman as suicidal novelist Virginia Woolf in "The Hours."...
    Low-profile endeavor by Microsoft seeks to hook 'screenagers' (03/24/03)
    SEATTLE arents, take note. Microsoft Corp. thinks it just may understand your teenagers. Or at least how they behave online. The Redmond-based company is betting its new software, called threedegrees, will define hipness in greasing teen social connections -- and help it capture a budding generation from competitors led by America Online...
    People on the move 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Mattox hired as cancer nurse specialist Sandy Thompson Mattox has joined the staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital as cancer nurse specialist. In her new role, Mattox will coordinate care of cancer patients across all settings and the hospital's infusion services, provide patient and staff education and serve as a resource for physicians' offices...
    Business memo 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Johnson group named 'advantage agent' for '03 The Farmers Alliance Cos. in McPherson, Kan., have announced that Johnson Insurance Group of Cape Girardeau Inc. has been named an advantage agent for 2003. To qualify as an advantage agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years...
    Couple's scam casts doubt on eBay's anti-fraud software (03/24/03)
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Robert Beck suspended his distrust of online auctions last month and went for a top-of-the-line speaker system. He cast a winning bid of $1,900, paid by credit card and waited for his first eBay purchase. The speakers never arrived...
    More employers cut health benefits for future retirees (03/24/03)
    NEW YORK -- A few days each week, Jody Maxfield and two or three co-workers grab sandwiches and sodas and gather at a table in an office cubicle to share lunchtime conversation -- and worries about the future. "That's always the topic of conversation, retirement," said Maxfield, a 42-year-old electrical engineer for Boeing Corp. in St. Louis. "How the company is pulling benefits away from us."...
    Waldon Meisenheimer (03/24/03)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Waldon Meisenheimer, 81, of Cypress, Ill., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Marion, Ill. Arrangements are pending with Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
    Janice Finley (03/24/03)
    Janice Jane Finley, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Kansas City, Kan., daughter of Melvin Alvel and Clara May Davidson McMillen. She and Dr. A.E. Riehl were married May 15, 1943. He died June 17, 1956. She and C.R. "Dick" Finley were married Nov. 29, 1957. He died Feb. 17, 1994...
    Mary Browne (03/24/03)
    Mary Evelyn Browne, 72, of Scott City died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1930, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Frank and Lula Gillam Cruse. She and Jerome Dent Browne were married April 11, 1953, at Desloge, Mo...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 3/24 (03/24/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 24 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 6:07 p.m., carbon monoxide detector at 3020 Boutin. At 7:46 p.m., a residence fire at 2501 Saddlegate. Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 11:31 a.m., a fire in a yard at 2505 Albert Rasche Drive...
    Cape police report 3/24 (03/24/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 24 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Scott Rhodes, 32, of 940 Karau received a summons Sunday for driving while intoxicated and speeding. Priscilla Rhodes, 17, of 41 Green Acres, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and traffic charges. Arrests...
    Out of the past 3/24/03 (03/24/03)
    10 years ago: March 24, 1993 Citizens addressing Cape Girardeau City Council at public meetings will have their comments subject to time limit according to new procedural guidelines under consideration. City of Marble Hill's plans to use money bequeathed for community swimming pool to also build municipal office complex could expose city officials to lawsuits, says Missouri Auditor Margaret Kelly; she reports her findings of audit of city at meeting before about 100 Marble Hill residents...
    America's slippery slope (03/24/03)
    There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes, it will be from the failure of human wisdom. -- James Truslow Adams Life in the 21st century continues to be viewed as a part of the inevitable truth that the lives among the peoples of all nations are expendable, and as mankind draws closer to the moment of yet another destructive war, we seem to be accepting human destruction as simply part of the total, universal process. ...
    Let governor pick appointees from nominees (03/24/03)
    It's no secret that seats on the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission are among the most plum appointments the governor hands out. The main reasons these positions are considered to be so important are the political power and prestige that these appointees have. ...
    Veteran shows solid support for the president (03/24/03)
    To the editor: This is a letter I wrote to President Bush: I am a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. I came to this facility in October after suffering a major stroke. I was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and went to school in Sikeston, Mo. After graduation from Southeast Missouri State University, I served with the U.S. Marines Corps as a captain. I attended Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and practiced law in Sikeston for many years...
    Speak Out A 03/24/03 (03/24/03)
    Remove criminals YOUR RECENT editorial regarding the three-strikes sentencing laws was just plain wrong. The men you claimed were punished unjustly are criminals. Not only that, they are repeat offenders. Prison is not a deterrent to crime for them. These men, and others like them, have shown that they cannot function in civilized society and should therefore be removed from it...
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